Escaping the Cage: Identity, Multiculturalism and Writing

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Russell Banks, Susan Sontag, Maya Angelou, Camille Paglia, Stephen Greenblatt, Tom Wolfe and David Mitchell

In the first of this 10-part series, Escaping the Cage: Identity, Multiculturalism and Writing, we sample the range of attitudes toward identity, identity politics and multiculturalism. Among the highlights: Maya Angelou describes an emotional encounter with Tupac Shakur, Susan Sontag rejects self-expression as a writing goal, and Camille Paglia embraces multiculturalism while scolding academics for losing literature in a welter of special interests.

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Michael Silverblatt